Gun curbs no-brainer

The Sunday Times - - YOUR SAY WA -

The pow­er­ful Amer­i­can gun lobby is well re­hearsed at con­struct­ing disin­gen­u­ous ar­gu­ments to ra­tio­nalise its in­tran­si­gent be­lief in a cit­i­zen’s right to bear arms of mass mur­der.

How­ever, a state’s pro­foundly in­ept un­der­es­ti­ma­tion of its statu­tory duty to leg­is­late gun con­trols has a direct cor­re­la­tion to the pop­u­la­tion’s naively ar­ro­gant over­es­ti­ma­tion of hu­man na­ture’s pow­ers of self-con­trol.

Seem­ingly sta­ble, but all too of­ten in­sane, count­ing to 10 is not enough to re­lieve the rage. We need to ac­cept our in­her­ent lim­i­ta­tions, and en­trust the state to pro­tect our bet­ter com­mu­ni­ties from our worse selves. Gun con­trol is a “no-brainer”. MARK DYER Rock­ing­ham

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